The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 16 21 21
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 12 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 5.69% 7.47% 4.35%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.36% 40.63% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £250 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-18.03% +18.53%
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Northamptonshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Northampton region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
33 32 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 15.64% 18.39% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 16
Average daily rate £338 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £233 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £390 £531
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Northampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the Northampton region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Northampton region.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server.

1 20 (52.63%) .NET
2 18 (47.37%) C#
3 16 (42.11%) ASP.NET
4 14 (36.84%) SQL
5 12 (31.58%) JavaScript
6 11 (28.95%) Windows
6 11 (28.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (21.05%) WCF
7 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (21.05%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (21.05%) XML
7 8 (21.05%) MVC
8 6 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (15.79%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (15.79%) SOA
8 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
9 5 (13.16%) Sun
9 5 (13.16%) Eclipse
9 5 (13.16%) Sun Certification
9 5 (13.16%) JSP
9 5 (13.16%) Servlets
9 5 (13.16%) Struts
9 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
9 5 (13.16%) Java
9 5 (13.16%) T-SQL
9 5 (13.16%) J2EE
9 5 (13.16%) Oracle
9 5 (13.16%) JUnit
9 5 (13.16%) Unit Testing

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (15.79%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.26%) IIS
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) InfoPath
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
2 1 (2.63%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Agresso
2 1 (2.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.95%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (21.05%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (7.89%) DTS
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.63%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (2.63%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Eclipse
1 5 (13.16%) JUnit
2 2 (5.26%) Selenium
2 2 (5.26%) Maven
3 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (78.95%) Developer
2 7 (18.42%) Analyst
2 7 (18.42%) .NET Developer
2 7 (18.42%) C# Developer
3 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET Developer
3 6 (15.79%) BizTalk Developer
3 6 (15.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 6 (15.79%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (13.16%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 5 (13.16%) J2EE Developer
4 5 (13.16%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Report Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Applications Support
6 2 (5.26%) DBA
6 2 (5.26%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (5.26%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (52.63%) .NET
2 16 (42.11%) ASP.NET
3 8 (21.05%) WCF
3 8 (21.05%) XML
4 5 (13.16%) JSP
4 5 (13.16%) Servlets
4 5 (13.16%) Struts
4 5 (13.16%) J2EE
4 5 (13.16%) AppFabric
4 5 (13.16%) Spring
4 5 (13.16%) Hibernate
5 3 (7.89%) jQuery
5 3 (7.89%) HTML
5 3 (7.89%) EJB
5 3 (7.89%) CSS
6 2 (5.26%) Web Services
6 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (5.26%) HTML5
7 1 (2.63%) WinForms
7 1 (2.63%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.63%) Statistics
2 1 (2.63%) RIA
2 1 (2.63%) Data Integration
2 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.95%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000
2 1 (2.63%) UNIX
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (21.05%) MVC
2 6 (15.79%) SOA
3 5 (13.16%) Unit Testing
4 3 (7.89%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (7.89%) Data Modelling
4 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.26%) Service Management
5 2 (5.26%) ITSM
5 2 (5.26%) Project Management
5 2 (5.26%) Release Management
5 2 (5.26%) Logistics
5 2 (5.26%) Validation
5 2 (5.26%) E-Procurement
5 2 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.63%) Workflow
6 1 (2.63%) Migration
6 1 (2.63%) Automated Testing
6 1 (2.63%) TDD
6 1 (2.63%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (47.37%) C#
2 14 (36.84%) SQL
3 12 (31.58%) JavaScript
4 5 (13.16%) Java
4 5 (13.16%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.63%) VB6
5 1 (2.63%) VB
5 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) Sun Certification
1 5 (13.16%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) MCTS
2 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) ISEB
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Control-M
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.16%) Sun
2 5 (13.16%) Oracle
3 3 (7.89%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.63%) Tableau
4 1 (2.63%) Remedy
4 1 (2.63%) BMC